US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending August 1, 1981

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position)

1 3 JESSIE’S GIRL –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-19 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE –•– Air Supply (Arista)-12 (1)
3 4 THEME FROM “GREATEST AMERICAN HERO” (Believe It Or Not) –•– Joey Scarbury (Elektra)-13 (3)
4 6 I DON’T NEED YOU –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-8 (4)
5 5 ELVIRA –•– The Oak Ridge Boys (MCA)-12 (5)
6 7 SLOW HAND –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-10 (6)
7 2 BETTE DAVIS EYES –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-19 (1)
8 9 BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY –•– The Manhattan Transfer (Atlantic)-11 (8)
9 10 HEARTS –•– Marty Balin (EMI-America)-11 (9)
10 14 QUEEN OF HEARTS –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-10 (10)

11 8 YOU MAKE MY DREAMS –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-14 (5)
12 13 GEMINI DREAM –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-9 (12)
13 16 (There’s) NO GETTIN’ OVER ME –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-6 (13)
14 24 ENDLESS LOVE –•– Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Motown)-4 (14)
15 17 TIME –•– The Alan Parsons Project (Arista)-16 (15)
16 19 TOUCH ME WHEN WE’RE DANCING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 (16)
17 25 LADY (You Bring Me Up) –•– The Commodores (Motown)-7 (17)
18 20 THE STROKE –•– Billy Squier (Capitol)-12 (18)
19 21 SWEET BABY –•– Stanley Clarke/George Duke (Epic)-14 (19)
20 23 IT’S NOW OR NEVER –•– John Schneider (Scotti Brothers)-10 (20)

21 11 ALL THOSE YEARS AGO –•– George Harrison (Dark Horse)-11 (2)
22 27 URGENT –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-5 (22)
23 28 IN THE AIR TONIGHT –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-10 (23)
24 26 DON’T LET HIM GO –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-8 (24)
25 12 MEDLEY: INTRO VENUS/SUGAR SUGAR/NO REPLY/I’LL BE BACK/DRIVE MY CAR/DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET/WE CAN WORK IT OUT/I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER/NOWHERE MAN/YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL/STARS ON 45 –•– Stars On 45 (Radio Records)-17 (1)
26 18 MODERN GIRL –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-13 (18)
27 29 THE BREAKUP SONG (They Don’t Write ‘Em) –•– The Greg Kihn Band (Beserkley)-10 (27)
28 34 COOL LOVE –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M)-5 (28)
29 15 A WOMAN NEEDS LOVE (Just Like You Do) –•– Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio (Arista)-22 (4)
30 56 WHO’S CRYING NOW –•– Journey (Columbia)-3 (30)

31 44 FIRE AND ICE –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-3 (31)
32 33 DOUBLE DUTCH BUS –•– Frankie Smith (WMOT)-12 (32)
33 37 ROCK AND ROLL DREAMS COME THROUGH –•– Jim Steinman (with Rory Dodd) (Cleveland International)-10 (33)
34 45 DON’T GIVE IT UP –•– Robbie Patton (Liberty)-4 (34)
35 39 FEELS SO RIGHT –•– Alabama (RCA)-9 (35)
36 42 LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET –•– Stacy Lattisaw (Cotillion)-7 (36)
37 41 DON’T WANT TO WAIT ANYMORE –•– The Tubes (Capitol)-7 (37)
38 57 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND –•– Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (Modern)-2 (38)
39 49 REALLY WANNA KNOW YOU –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-5 (39)
40 50 YOU’RE MY GIRL –•– Frankie and the Knockouts (Millenium)-5 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

42 22 SEVEN YEAR ACHE –•– Rosanne Cash (Columbia)-15 (22)
43 30 THIS LITTLE GIRL –•– Gary U.S. Bonds (EMI-America)-15 (11)
51 32 AMERICA –•– Neil Diamond (Capitol)-15 (8)
55 35 I LOVE YOU –•– The Climax Blues Band (Warner Brothers)-24 (12)
56 36 SUKIYAKI –•– A Taste Of Honey (Capitol)-22 (3)
57 38 STRONGER THAN BEFORE –•– Carole Bayer Sager (Boardwalk)-12 (30)
58 40 GIVE IT TO ME BABY –•– Rick James (Gordy)-10 (40)
60 31 WINNING –•– Santana (Columbia)-17 (17)

POWER PLAYS

41 47 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Rex Smith/Rachel Sweet (Columbia)-6 (41)
44 46 TOM SAWYER –•– Rush (Mercury)-9 (44)
45 51 NIGHTWALKER –•– Gino Vanelli (Arista)-5 (45)
46 67 HOLD ON TIGHT –•– ELO (Jet)-2 (46)
47 52 FLY AWAY –•– Blackfoot (Atco)-7 (47)
48 54 NICOLE –•– Point Blank (MCA)-6 (48)
49 61 THAT OLD SONG –•– Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio (Arista)-4 (49)
50 65 STEP BY STEP –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-2 (50)

DEBUTS

71 — I COULD NEVER MISS YOU (More Than I Do) –•– Lulu (Alfa)-1 (71)
82 — A WOMAN IN LOVE (It’s Not Me) –•– Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Backstreet)-1 (82)
83 — TEMPTED –•– Squeeze (A&M)-1 (83)
85 — THE SENSITIVE KIND –•– Santana (Columbia)-1 (85)
86 — WE CAN GET TOGETHER –•– Icehouse (Chysalis)-1 (86)
88 — WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER –•– Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers)-1 (88)

Due to the introduction of the cable station, MTV, new entries will begin a more diversified genre of pop/rock music in the months to come.

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